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Head removal Trying to take the head off of my 1999 Jeep XJ 4.0L to repair a bad head gasket. My question is there a special socket or wrench to remove the head bolts ? Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No there should not be a specialty socket for the head bolts, however dependant upon where the engine was assembled there could be a few Torx type bolts used to hold certain brackets to the intake manifold and or heads the head bolts will either be ASE 3/8 or 7/16 or 13- 15 mm. please rate

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